SRI LANKA No Mass for Card Ranjith on Independence Day

The archbishop has decided to boycott celebrations in protest against the government. The sacristan of the church in Borella, where

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PAKISTAN Christian man jailed for blasphemy has life in prison commuted to the death penalty

Zafar Bhatti has been in prison since 2012. Despite his claims of innocence, a judge who reviewed the Christian man’s

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SYRIA Damascus, Archbishop Nassar: Christian families ‘heroic amid endless suffering

In his Christmas message, the Maronite archbishop recalls 11 years of war, sanctions, misery and migration. The commitment of the

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CHINA Wenzhou authorities detain Bishop Shao Zhumin again

Officially, the cleric was taken away on “vacation”. He is often subjected to brainwashing to push him to join the

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PAKISTAN Muslims level Christian graves with tractors in Sialkot

Those responsible claim as their own the land where the historic cemetery stands. The authorities have not yet intervened. However,

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TAJIKISTAN Dushanbe punishes ‘underground’ religious formation for children

Further measures introduced after 2016 ban on private religious schools. Government fears spread of extremist ideas. Young people who went

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CENTRAL ASIA A new Catholic Bishops Conference of Central Asia is born

It will gather the Catholic communities of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Kazakh Church consecrated to the special protection of

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IRAQ – EGYPT Like the Pope, al-Azhar’s Grand Imam set to visit Iraq for peace and dialogue

Scheduled for November, the visit includes stops in Baghdad, Mosul, Erbil and Najaf. A face to face with Ali al-Sistani

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RUSSIA The Russian Orthodox against the ‘claims’ of Constantinople

Patriarch Kirill claims there are those who are determined to destroy the traditions of Orthodoxy and accuses the Ecumenical Patriarchate of

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PAKISTAN – AFGHANISTAN Paul Bhatti: minorities in Pakistan will pay the price for the Taliban in Kabul

The brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Christian minister of Minorities assassinated ten years ago, looks at the repercussions of the

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